800 Hour I AM Yoga Therapy™ Professional Training Application
with Gurudev Shri Amritji, Kamini Desai, Ph.D, Chandrakant, Nirali Lauren McCrea, Indu Heather Eilering and Carol Lampman
IMPORTANT Pre-Qualification Notes
Thank you for your interest in our 800 Hour Yoga Therapy™ Professional Training. You will receive notice of acceptance or denial of admittance into this program within 60-days of submitting this application. Upon approval you will be registered for the 800 Hour I AM Yoga Therapy™ Professional Training. If you are accepted into the program our Program Director will reach out to you for an interview to discuss your learning objectives, order of taking the Modules and be available to answer questions.
Start Date of Enrollment: This training takes a minimum of two years and a maximum of 4 years to complete. The start date for you enrollment would be as soon as your application is accepted. Upon acceptance of the application form the clock will start on the time period for completion of the 800 Hour I AM Yoga Therapy™ Professional Training and you will have 4 years to complete it.
Once enrolled and accepted into the program you will be given a special discount code to enter when you register for Modules 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 9 above to get an additional 10% off tuition. To get the early bird price on top of that you need to register for desired program at least 60 days prior to the start of the program.
Have your payment information ready as there is a $400 non-refundable application fee due at the time of form submission and your credit card information will be required to finalize this application. If your application is not accepted you will be refunded minus a $50 processing fee.
We have submitted an application to IAYT for accreditation of our yoga therapy program, and will be able to provide information on our status after IAYT completes its review process. If you have already taken programs that are included in the 800-Hour training you must enroll in the 800 Hour I AM Yoga Therapy™ Professional Training prior to the Amrit Yoga Institute being Accredited by International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT). In compliance with IAYT policy, Amrit Yoga Institute cannot offer a specific date by which accreditation may or may not be granted. If granted accreditation, students will need to complete an accredited program. That means, if changes are made to courses based on the accreditation process, students will be required to complete the revised portions of the program. For example: additional practicum assignments may be required to fulfill IAYT requirements.
If you are interested, and if you qualify, we recommend that you register now, or keep yourself closely informed so that you do not miss the deadline. Inquiries about the program may be made at: [email protected]
Note: The tuitions you may have already paid for programs you have taken will not be discounted retroactively, regardless of pricing published in 800HR I AM Yoga Therapy™ promotions or advertising. If you enroll after we are Accredited by IAYT you will have to re-take any Modules that you have already taken as part of this program. This can be done at 50% off the program price for each program that you need to re-take.
1. Either I AM Yoga® Teacher Training (Level 1) or a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training from another school
2. Posture of Consciousness Intensive (POCI) – Please note: I AM Yoga® Level 1 graduates are not required to take this.
3. One-year of yoga teaching experience
4. One year practicing yoga
*Note: One year teaching experience, and one year of personal practice may occur concurrently.
Distance Learning Course(s) Pre-requisites:
1. Have access to a computer.
2. Have access to a phone or video conferencing.
3. Have an electronic device to view course materials, and an email account.
4. Have the ability to record and email the recordings to your mentor.
|IAYT Program||Residential Modules||Nights||Room and Board||Reg Price w/o R&B||EB Price w/o R&B||Additional 10% off w/o R&B|
|Residential||Module 1 – I AM Yoga Nidra™ Professional Training||10||$600.00||$2,580.00||$2,322.00||$2,089.80|
|Residential||Module 2 – I AM Yoga Therapy™ Training||12||$720.00||$2,450.00||$2,205.00||$1,984.50|
|Residential||Module 3 – Integral Breath with Carol – Part 1 and 2||9||$540.00||$1,925.00||$1,925.00||$1,732.50|
|Residential||Module 4 – I AM Yoga Nidra™ Advanced Training||6||$360.00||$1,600.00||$1,440.00||$1,296.00|
|Residential||Module 5 – I AM Yoga® Advanced Training Meditation in Motion||18||$1,080.00||$1,680.00||$1,512.00||$1,360.80|
|Residential||Module 9 – Putting it Together||4||$240.00||$1,000.00||$1,000.00||$900.00|
|Distance Learning Modules||$-||$2,578.22||$2,578.22||$2,320.40|
|Distance Learning||Module 6 -Anatomy & Physiology, Applied Anatomy, Applied Psychology||0||$-|
|Distance Learning||Module 7 – Principles of Ayurveda||0||$-|
|Distance Learning||Module 8 – General Assessment||0||$-|
|Distance Learning||Module 10 – Practicum||0||$-|
|Application Enrollment Fee – Non-Refundable||$400.00||$400.00||$400.00|
|Total Residential Price||$11,235.00||$10,404.00||$9,363.60|
|Total Distance Learning Price||$2,578.22||$2,578.22||$2,320.40|
|Sub-total Price without Room and Board (R&B) Price||$14,213.22||$13,382.22||$12,084.00|
|Total R&B Price||59||$3,540.00||$3,540.00||$3,540.00|
|Total Cost including R&B||$17,753.22||$16,922.22||$15,624.00|
|Not Included: Estimated Additional Costs:|
|Yoga Therapy Props||$200.00|
|Travel to and From Training Location||$400-$5000|
Please note that if you have previously taken any of these programs the price you paid stands and account credits or discounts will not be given to match these prices.
Once accepted into the program, you will be given a special discount code to enter when you register for Modules 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 9 above to get the prices listed above in green. To get the early bird price you need to register for desired program at least 60 days prior to the start of the program.
The Amrit Yoga Institute follows all applicable federal and state laws and regulations and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex or sexual preference, ethnic origin, or disability.
Cancellation and Refund Policies
Amrit Yoga Institute may cancel a program at any time. If Amrit Yoga Institute cancels a program for which you are registered, you will receive a full refund. We will not refund travel costs.
800 Hour I AM Yoga Therapy™ Professional Training:
- Enrollment fee of $400 is non-refundable unless your application is denied. In this case, you will be refunded minus a $50 administration fee.
- Distance Learning and Residential Portion of the Program (follow the standard cancellation policy below for each program, treated as individual programs rather than one large program for the purpose of the cancellation policy)
There is a non refundable $50 processing fee for each cancellation (moving a program from one program to another is considered a cancellation).
You may cancel by contacting the main office during business hours Monday – Friday 9 – 5 EST at 352-685-3001 or by emailing [email protected]
Cancellation prior to 24 hours:
$50 processing fee. All other payments may be refunded or held on account for three (3) years to use for future programs. If you do not use the monies held on account within three (3) years they will be given to the Amrit Yoga Institute as a tax deductible donation. You may request an official letter stating the amount of your donation.
Cancellation within 24 hours or early departure:
Cancellation received within 24 hours prior to start of program (or early departure or no call and no shows)
- $50 processing and
- The greater of minimum deposit OR Program Costs (percentage of days completed and expenses paid that will be deducted) and are non-refundable (such as manuals, cards, teacher payments, event payments, etc.). This would be determined at the time of cancellation.
- Remaining monies beyond the administrative fee and program costs will be held on account for three (3) years to use for future programs. If it is not used within three (3) years the monies will be given to the Amrit Yoga Institute as a tax deductible donation. You may request a tax deductible donation to be made on your behalf to AYI.
- Please note that early departure also includes completing the immersion portion of a program and not returning for the certification portion if you have registered for both as one program.
Cleanse Programs: Cleanse programs have a slightly different cancellation policy due to the up front costs that we incur prior to the start of the program.
$50 processing fee. Your deposit is refundable up to 3 weeks in advance. After that your deposit is non refundable. All other payments are refundable. Minimum deposit is $250.
Deposit Requirements: The greater of $100 or 15% of the final cost at checkout.
All programs must be paid in full prior to your participation. Contact us if you need to discuss strategies for payment in multiple installments.
Upon acceptance, you will receive an orientation packet including details about the curriculum, lodging, directions and other pertinent information. Enrollment in all programs is limited by accommodation space, so please register as soon as possible to guarantee your place in a program.
Payment and Finance Charges
All programs must be paid in full prior to your participation. A minimum deposit equaling the greater of $100 or 15% of the final cost of the program is due to hold your space. Program payments are due in full at least 3 business days prior to the start of the program. Contact us if you need to discuss strategies for payment in multiple installments. We do not accept payment plans so there are no finance charges applicable to any payment.
Student Handbook & Code of Conduct Policy
Scholarships (Financial Aid)
To apply for a scholarship for a program at the Amrit Yoga Institute click the link below (only one individual program at a time, for example, you can apply for a Scholarship for I AM Yoga Nidra™ Professional Training, or the I AM Yoga Therapy™ Training (12 day), but not the entire 800 Hour I AM Yoga Therapy™ Professional Training):
There are no guarantees that scholarships will be approved and only those most in need are approved.
The Amrit Yoga Institute meets Department of Defense eligibility requirements for participating in the SECO Program’s MyCAA scholarship. This means that eligible Military Spouses can receive the following benefits:
- Up to $4,000 in financial assistance from MyCAA.
- Can be applied to help cover tuition costs for the following programs at the Amrit Yoga Institute:
- 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
- 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
To learn more, contact Scott Abhay Arena, Office Administrator who is your Point of Contact (POC); 352-685-3001, Ext 320 or [email protected]
Learn More: MyCAA Fact Sheet!
Grading and Academic Performance
We grade on a pass/fail scale in accordance with clear criteria. A student is required to pass each module’s requirements and receive a certificate of completion before participating in the next Module. The teacher of each Module and/or mentor will grade all assignments and provide the pass/fail grade. 70% of the IAYT competencies must be demonstrated for a passing grade. If a student does not meet the competencies, they will be given the opportunity to complete the needed portions of the assignment again either during the course of this program or on their own time.
If a student does not pass a second time a mentor or teacher may, at their discretion, ask the student to do further study or retake that particular Module again at their own cost of half the advertised price of the Module.
Leave of Absence or Extension of Completion Request
A student may submit a formal Leave of Absence request or a request for additional time to complete the Yoga Therapy program, to the Director of the Yoga Therapy Program. Each request will be reviewed, Leave of Absence or Extension will be accepted or rejected on a case by case basis. If a student does not complete the Yoga Therapy program within a four-year (4-year) time frame and does not formally request an extension, their enrollment in the Yoga Therapy program will be cancelled without refund.
Founder, Spiritual Director, Pioneer of Yoga in the West Gurudev Shri Amritji is the first carrier of the Lord Lakulish and Kripalu Shaktipat Lineage to the West. Over the years his charismatic presence and powerful teachings of this Lineage of Prana have spread worldwide. His teachings through this Shaktipat Lineage ignited the fire that began the initial renaissance of the Inner Dimension of Yoga in the 20th century. In the last 58 years, Amritji has founded some of the largest yoga and health centers in North America. Today there are more than 10,000 yoga, yoga nidra and yoga therapy teachers, teaching the inner dimension of yoga he developed, in more than 45 countries. Amritji resides in the thriving international Amrit Yoga Center he founded in Salt Springs, Florida.
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Executive Director of the Amrit Yoga Institute, Yogeshwari Over the last 20 years, internationally known Kamini Desai, PhD. has created an exciting and versatile body of teaching, combining western psychology and eastern philosophy. Kamini’s experiential teaching style has been welcomed in over 10 countries around the world. Her proven system of Professional Energy Management has benefitted employees at Sony, KPN Telecom, Mars Confectionery and in the Netherlands government. She is developer of core curriculum of the Amrit Yoga Institute and currently serves as Director and Lead Teacher of the Amrit Method of Yoga Teacher Trainings Level I and Level II as well as the Amrit Method of Yoga Nidra Professional Training with Gurudev. Author of Yoga Nidra: The Art of Transformational Sleep and Life Lessons, Love Lessons
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Yogacharya, Meditation in Motion™ Lead Revealer Chandrakant is a senior teacher and seminar leader at the Amrit Yoga Institute in Salt Springs, Florida. He prepares, presents and leads professional trainings both nationally and overseas in the Integrated Amrit Method, Amrit Yoga, Amrit Yoga Nidra and the Quantum Breath Meditation, as well as a variety of other yoga and stress-reduction based programs. For the last eight years, Chandrakant has been instrumental in developing and presenting programs for the Amrit Yoga Institute. As a student and practitioner of yoga and meditation with Yogi Amrit Desai for almost forty years, his experience has given him a solid foundation for implementing programs that nurture and encourage positive changes in behavior and understanding through direct perception. In 2008, Yogi Desai bestowed upon Chandrakant the title of Yogacharya, preceptor of Yoga. This is the same title that Swami Shri Kripalunanda bestowed upon Yogi Desai in 1972. Chandrakant…
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Finding solace in yoga as a young teen, Nirali began practice and never turned back. Her experience of yoga revolutionized after meeting Yogi Amrit Desai in 2006, commencing her spiritual journey into the inner depths of yoga. Inspired to move to the Amrit Yoga Institute in 2009, her annual involvement in the I AM Yoga® Teacher Training began. She currently serves as Assistant Director of Education under the direct guidance and mentorship of Kamini Desai, Ph.D, training teachers and overseeing the development and reach of education at the Amrit Yoga Institute. Having completed two separate 500-hour certification trainings, she skillfully blends intuitive insight with gentle humor to experientially guide students into the heart of yoga. In 2017, she was awarded the prestigious title “Spiritual Preceptor”, acknowledging her dedication to yoga as an expression of her keen teaching ability and life’s work.
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Senior Training Faculty, Amrit Yoga Institute E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, ALC, BS Indu has devoted over a decade to supporting her students and clients in their quest to live healthy, vital, and fulfilling lives and in that process discover who they are. Her previous experience owning a yoga studio and current role at the Amrit Yoga Institute has allowed her to utilize her skills as an Amrit Yoga Teacher, Yoga Therapy Practitioner, Yoga Nidra Facilitator, Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant, Integral Breath Therapist and Energy Worker to skillfully and compassionately support her students and clients to transform their lives. It is Indu’s love and devotion to being a yoga practitioner herself, and her connection to Amritji’s living Lineage that enables her to reveal its wisdom to her students in a joyful and powerful way. Indu lives in Michigan where she mentors and consults those interested in applying yoga and Ayurveda to their lives.…
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Holistic Therapist Certified Breathwork Instructor Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapist Certified Release Therapist A rare and unique individual, Carol’s natural healing presence along with her therapeutic sensitivity and remarkable wisdom inspire ideals of love, compassion and faith from deep within us. Her presence attracts and honors individuals seeking personal transformation, higher awareness and healing. She is a dynamic teacher and mentor known for creating safe and sacred spaces for the process of healing and growth. Carol is an acknowledged speaker and educator, and has presented programs, trainings and workshops for the public in the US, France Italy, Spain, Venezuela and Israel. She maintains a prominent role in the professional community as a facilitator of personal transformation techniques. Her dynamic personality combined with humor and deep respect for the work of the participants has allowed her to establish a strong foundation of support among her peers and colleagues. Carol’s life experience with childhood…
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